Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.
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October 12, 2016
October 06, 2016
Denise Juneau, the Democratic Montana superintendent of public instruction who's seeking the state's at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has rejected tying tying teacher evaluations to test scores and school turnaround strategies promoted by Washington.
September 23, 2016
On Thursday, the House passed the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016 by a vote of 382-29. It's a proposed retooling of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which was first passed in 1974.
September 16, 2016
Following the House of Representative's lead, there's a new bill in the Senate to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—but what's in it?
September 15, 2016
Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016, if approved, would become the newest version of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
September 13, 2016
The full House approved a bill that was unanimously backed by the chamber's education committee in July, and gives states some additional flexibility when it comes to CTE.
September 12, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education John King kicked off a bus tour Monday that will go through six states and eleven cities and towns, ending in New Orleans on Friday at a charter school that has seen a significant turnaround.
August 25, 2016
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is apparently a fan of Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" and thinks they can do the job typically done by teachers.
August 04, 2016
The new K-12 policy platform from a coalition that includes Black Lives Matter calls for a constitutional amendment for education funding, and also seeks state-level ballot initiatives to provide additional resources for education.
July 14, 2016
The House appropriations committee's education spending bill for fiscal 2017 boosts federal spending on special education and a new block grant, but makes cuts to or eliminates several other programs.